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Monday January 21st 2019

33-year-old returning Singaporean replaced by FT while working in a bar for $2800 for few months

Dear Gilbert,

This is the first time I am writing to you.

I just got back from Vietnam in January and have been looking for a job in F&B line as I have been in this line for more than 12 years.

I just got my house keys on February 27.

At the moment I am working in a bar and it is something that I dislike  but I have not much choice due to the mortgage payment for the new house  and my coming marriage.

I work 5 days a week and about 15 hours a day.

Just on Tuesday I was told by my boss that on the 8th of this month will be my last day as he has employed a FT which is cheaper and has a contract with the company for one year.

I am really at a loss right now as I have no savings at all and no help from anyone.

My marriage is coming soon in August and I am barely making ends made. I went to a few interviews and most said that they can’t afford to pay me as my asking pay is $2800.

I have lots of experience and certificates to prove and also ex bosses who can vounch for me on my work.

I really don’t understand the market right now.

Could you kindly advice me please.

The reason I am asking you is because I am hoping for advice or if you know anyone who needs a manager to run their business for them.

My last job was in Vietnam as a business consultant, marketing and events adviser. Thank you for reading this and hope to hear from you soon.

God bless


Editor’s note: The writer has a diploma in the F & B sector and is open to other jobs.

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2 Responses to “33-year-old returning Singaporean replaced by FT while working in a bar for $2800 for few months”

  1. ah tan says:

    suggestion go into taxi mode will be the best to meet end meet else get out of singapore.

  2. Vincent Vijay says:

    S$ 2800 as a starting pay is gone nowadays, brother.
    Age matters too.

    It is a game going on in the job market…well, that is the way it is…too bad for some n good news for some.

    Good Luck in your job search which pays your expected salary…blink.

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